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" tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights for kings, or dives for gain. The good man may be weak, be indolent; Nor is his claim to plenty, but content. "
Der Mensch, ein philosophisches Gedicht - Page 37
by Alexander Pope - 1772 - 351 pages
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A Man's Thoughts

James Hain Friswell - Conduct of life - 1880 - 318 pages
...looked at properly, is a consoling truth. So sings Alexander Pope: — But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed — What then ? Is the reward of Virtue bread ? If the knave is clever, he deserves his money. If rigging the market, and picking the pockets of...
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The handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...made for one. Ib. iii. 242. Order is heaven's first law. Ib. iv. 49. • But sometimes Virtue starves, while Vice is fed :' What then ? Is the reward of Virtue bread ? Ib. iv. 150. Honour and state from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honour lies....
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

English essays - 1881 - 536 pages
...chained his country, say, Or he whose virtue sighed to lose a day ? " But sometimes virtue starves, ubmission of our own faculties, and in the perfect...there can be no too much or too little, nothing us deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it, when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

M. Arnold - English poetry - 1881
...chain'd his country, say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed,' What then ? Is the reward of virtue...vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1881
...say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day ? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed, 1 What then ? Is the reward of virtue bread ? That, vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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The English Poets, Volume 3

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1881
...sigh'd to lose a day ? ' But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed,' What then ? Is the rewasd of virtue bread ? That, vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil ; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The knave deserves it when he tempts the main, Where folly fights...
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A dictionary of quotations from the English poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 pages
...would, One they must want — which is, to pass for good. Pope, EM iv. 89. But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed, What then is the reward of virtue — bread ? Pupe^.M.lv.\SO. What nothing earthly gives, or can destroy, — The soul's calm sunshine, and the...
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Questions and answers in advanced logic for candidates for honours at ...

Oxford univ, exam. papers, 1st publ. exam - 1881
...hardly feel much confidence in a man who had never been imposed upon. (2) But sometimes virtue starves while vice is fed : What then ? is the reward of virtue bread ? (3) If this measure be right, would it have escaped the wisdom of those Saxon progenitors to whom...
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Old favourites from the elder poets, with a few newer friends, a selection ...

Old favourites, Matilda Sharpe - 1881 - 393 pages
...temperance alone, And peace ; O Virtue, peace is all thy own. IV. 149—175But sometimes Virtue starves while Vice is fed ; What then, is the reward of Virtue bread ? . . . What nothing earthly gives or can destroy, The soul's calm sunshine, and the heartfelt joy,...
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Pope: Essay on Man

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1881 - 122 pages
...who chain'd his country, say, Or he whose virtue sigh'd to lose a day? 'But sometimes virtue starves, while vice is fed.' What then? is the reward of virtue bread? 150 That vice may merit, 'tis the price of toil; The knave deserves it, when he tills the soil, The...
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